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New Directions in the Study of Late Life Religiousness and Spirituality

by Susan H. Mcfadden & Mark Brennan

Examine the questions of “how,” “what,” and “why” associated with religiousness and spirituality in the lives of older adults!

New Directions in the Study of Late Life Religiousness and Spirituality explores...


Husita7-The 7th International Conference of Human Services Information Technology Applications: Digital Inclusion-Building a Digital Inclusive Society

by C. K. Law, Yu Cheung Wong & John Yat Chu Fung

In today's information society, to make a real and lasting impact on human welfare takes applications of information technology aimed at enhancing access to all. HUSITA7-The 7th International Conference of Human...


Pharmaceutical Research, Democracy and Conspiracy: International Clinical Trials in Local Medical Institutions

by Edison Bicudo

Studies of phenomena such as clinical trials usually focus on either the mechanisms involved in conducting or regulating operations at the global level, or ethical issues concerning the exploitation of individuals...


A Cosmopolitan Journey?: Difference, Distinction and Identity Work in Gap Year Travel

by Helene Snee

What do young people get out of gap years? A wide range of 'official' sources acknowledge gap years as a way of becoming a global citizen and more employable at the same time. Instead of automatically assuming...


Islamic Republic of Iran: Selected Issues Paper

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Queering Fat Embodiment

by Cat Pausé, Jackie Wykes & Samantha Murray

Shedding light on the ways in which fat embodiment is lived, experienced, regulated and (re)produced across a range of cultural sites and contexts, Queering Fat Embodiment destabilises established ideas about...


Women, Aging, and Ageism

by Evelyn R Rosenthal

Here is a unique text that examines the lives of middle-aged and old women. Women, Aging and Ageism, in response to the lack of literature that focuses on aging women, presents timely and definitive research...


Dementia and Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook

by Matthew P. Janicki & Arthur J. Dalton

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy: A Practitioner's Casebook of Therapeutic Insights, Perceptions, and Breakthroughs

by David A Baptiste

How would you handle these situations? Check your expertise against the approaches presented here!This fascinating collection shows how a practicing therapist handled clients stuck in the therapeutic process....


Community-Based Systems of Long-Term Care

by Rick T. Zawadski

An enlightening review of the successes and failures of several federally funded community-based projects that offered elderly persons an alternative to nursing home care. Policymakers, caregivers, and students...


Handbook of Group Activities for Impaired Adults

by Elsbeth Martindale & Scott Cabot Willis

Here is a one-of-a-kind resource for professionals who prepare and lead group activities for impaired older adults. Filling a crucial gap in the field of clinical gerontology, this invaluable guide provides...


How to Get Families More Involved in the Nursing Home: Four Programs That Work and Why

by Tammy La Brake

Health care providers and social workers at nursing homes may feel they have little time to design programs for the family members of their residents, yet you will learn in How to Get Families More Involved...


How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

by John Hope Bryant & Andrew Young

John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American...


HIV/AIDS and the South African State: Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Respond

by Annamarie Bindenagel Šehovic

This book does not seek to absolve the South African state of its responsibility to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Moreover, it argues that although the state, the government, before, during, and after the...


An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction

by Stephen Parkin

Exploring the value of photography and video as legitimate forms of social enquiry, An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction constitutes a guidebook for conducting applied visual sociology within...


Health and Inequality: Applying Public Health Research to Policy and Practice

by Angela M. Tod & Julia Hirst

How can research on the social determinants of health be translated into real life public health practice? Challenging the research-practice gap, this text shows readers from a range of professions how their...


Competence: Theoretical Frameworks

by Nancy P. Kropf & Roberta R. Greene

“This text explores the concept of competence and shows how it is expressed in a variety of theoretical frameworks.”
—Journal of Social Work Education
In this volume, the approach toward human...


The First Interview, Fourth Edition

by James Morrison

This trusted practitioner resource and course text is grounded in James Morrison's experience with more than 15,000 mental health patients. Morrison provides a complete framework for interviewing adult patients...


A Matter of Gravity

by Hélène Vachon, Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Treading delicately between laughter and tragedy, Force of Gravity is a touching portrait of loneliness and the pursuit of happiness.


The Inner Life of the Dying Person

by Allan Kellehear

This unique book recounts the experience of facing one’s death solely from the dying person’s point of view rather than from the perspective of caregivers, survivors, or rescuers. Such unmediated access...